Pasta — or any noodle dish, really — is that go-to dish when the fridge is basically empty, or when there’s only a little time to get an actual meal on the table without much effort. It takes next to nothing to head to the grocery store to grab a box of gluten-free pasta, but how great is it instead to make pasta from scratch? Tie on an apron and get ready to feel the satisfaction that comes from making a meal totally from scratch. Use fresh, favorite toppings for these recipes, and that includes the handful of spiralized veggie noodles too. Bonus: You don’t have to be a master chef to make pasta from scratch. Check out these 14 homemade (and easy) gluten-free pasta recipes, and dinner will be ready in no time.


1. Homemade Gluten-Free Chickpea Pasta: Find a favorite topping for this delicious pasta that’s made using a pasta maker. Create thick noodles made from chickpea flour to easily fork up all the goodness that goes with this pasta. Yum! (via Snixy Kitchen)


2. Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi: These pillowy gnocchi are a golden shade of orange thanks to the roasted and mashed sweet potato as its main ingredient. Rolling these gnocchi out on a fork is like a labor of love — without a lot of emphasis on “labor.” (via Heartbeet Kitchen)


3. Buckwheat Noodles: There’s no need to own a pasta machine to make these noodles — a knife and cutting board will do nicely. And speaking of nice, these noodles can be ready in just 30 minutes. More time to enjoy the evening. (via Fork & Beans)


4. Homemade Garbanzo Bean Flour Bow-Tie Pasta: Two ingredients… say WHAT?! Seriously, two ingredients (garbanzo bean flour and an egg) is all it takes to make these brilliant, edible bow ties for dinner. (via Expat Cucina)


5. Homemade Almond Flour Pasta: There are no grains or legumes used in this pasta, just almond flour and a few other ingredients. The pasta dough is rolled through a pasta maker for this one, so maybe check around with friends before buying a brand new one. (via The Joyful Foodie)


6. Homemade Gluten-Free Pasta: The texture of this pasta mimics regular pasta, so it will totally seem like an old favorite. The ingredient list is a little longer than others, but it’ll be worth it in the end. (via Heartbeet Kitchen)


7. Homemade Gluten-Free Pasta With Brown Rice Flour: This recipe is tried and true. One might say it’s a keeper. Since it’s so easy to make without much effort, there’ll be plenty of time to toss together a salad or roast some veggies to serve on the side. (via Tasting Everything)


8. Quinoa Chia Seed Pasta: This pasta isn’t just gluten-free, but it’s vegan too. Chia seeds make the perfect replacement for eggs, and they add speckles to the pasta too. SO pretty. (via Pinch of Me)


9. Gluten-Free Star-Shaped Pasta: This pasta is hand-rolled and shaped like stars, so the kiddos will adore this dish. Imagine tossing this fresh pasta into a soup for a cozy winter meal. (via King Arthur Flour)


10. Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles: This is one for the books. Spiralized “noodles” are fabulous, but when was the last time a recipe for spiraled butternut squash noodles popped up on Pinterest? There’s *no* denying how pretty the color of this dish is either. (via Skinny Taste)


11. Carrot Ribbons With Rosemary Butter: Another colorful veggie that makes the perfect pasta stand-in is the mighty carrot. These noodles are ribbon-like, made from a vegetable peeler. Spiralizers need not apply. (via Do You Even Paleo)


12. Spiralized Beet Noodles: Set your spiralizer to *spectacular,* because that’s what these beets are. Red and golden beets mix to create a colorful and flavorful noodle base for something light… like a bit of oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. (via Fashionable Foods)


13. Zucchini Noodles: No list of healthy noodles is complete without zucchini. Zucchini is the darling of the veggie noodle world, and with good reason. They’re hearty, they go with any topping and, um, they’re *delicious.* (via Laura Fuentes)


14. Cucumber Noodles: Cukes are like cousins to the zucchini, so there’s no denying how delicious they are when formed into noodle-like strands. Bonus: They’re perfect for a chilled “noodle” salad when you need a detox or a fabulous potluck dish. (via Healthy Seasonal Recipes)

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